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The latest news, food for thought, recipes you’ll love, great advice on everything from raising kids to nurturing bees, plus videos designed to entertain, educate and enlighten. If you’d like to find out what’s on our mind – or let us know what’s on yours -- this is the place to be.

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Fresh Air From Plants: 20 Plants to Purify Your House

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Author: the Inkslinger

I don’t need to remind anyone just how much of a winter this winter has been. But it’s worth remembering that buttoning up our homes in defense means the air inside them is getting pretty stale if not polluted at this point. Yes, we could open the windows to help our families breathe easier. But here’s a solution that doesn’t involve frostbite… 

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Recipes We Love: Plum and Berry Greek Yogurt Cake

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We fell in love with this Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake from Julia’s Album the moment we laid eyes on it. Frozen berries work great for this recipe during the months where truly fresh fruit isn’t always available. Greek yogurt keeps the cake light, without compromising flavor.

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Another Source of Pollution in Waterways Identified: Plastic-Fiber Clothes

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Author: Erin Gettler

I don't buy clothes very often. In fact, I think I'm still wearing socks I bought in college. Back then, as now, I put a priority on buying clothes made with natural fibers like cotton, wool, and linen. Recently though, I had to restock my sock drawer for the first time in years, and I discovered to my dismay that things have changed. It's hard to find cotton socks!

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Diaper Bag Must Haves - Don't Leave Home Without Them!

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Messes happen – especially when you’re out and about with little ones in tow. A fully-stocked diaper bag can be the difference between a mess and a mini-disaster. We asked some of our Seventh Generation moms about their diaper bag must-haves and here’s what they won’t leave home without! 

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Homemade Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Instead of heading to your local grocery store for a pack of cards and candy, add a personal touch with these simple, homemade crafts. Kids will love making them, and their classmates will love receiving them even more!

1. Friendship Bracelet Valentines 

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11 Ways To Help Keep Our Oceans Clean

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Author: the Inkslinger

Ever since the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a vast gyre of floating trash, was discovered in the 1990s, researchers have been wondering just how much plastic the world’s oceans contain. Now research is providing the answer and some surprising good news. 

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Motherhood in the Age of Instagram

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Author: Liz Moorhead

My second son is in the early stages of infancy, a uniquely absorbing and time-consuming stretch. Hours are spent immobile with a sleeping baby on my chest, or up at 3am when no one else is awake. In these moments when there’s nothing else possible, I spend a good bit of time scrolling through Instagram photos and flipping through magazines.

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Recipes We Love: Flourless Black Bean Brownies

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Black beans in your brownies? We know it sounds crazy – but we promise it works! In this recipe, the beans remove any need for flour, mixing with cocoa powder and sugar to create perfectly moist brownies. Our version is adapted from Skinnytaste

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Should I Keep Or Replace My Appliances?

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Author: the Inkslinger

January is the month of fresh starts and big changes. We’re going to stop that bad habit and (we swear), lose those extra pounds. But here’s something else we may want to consider as the new year unfolds: whether to kill or keep our current appliances.

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Indoor Winter Activities for Kids

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Author: Liz Moorhead

It’s always been important to me that my son is physically active, but it’s more difficult to find ways to stay active in the colder months. We go outside in short spurts, but it’s not very long before bright red cheeks and noses signal that it’s time to go back in. 

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